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Audit services

Information Security Audit

To minimise business and reputational risk it’s essential to align your Information Security Management System (ISMS) to current security standards and protocols.

A compliant Information Security Management System is an integral part of maintaining strong security across your organisation

Helping you to comply with regulatory requirements, and further meeting your business's unique information security goals

A global increase in data breaches, along with their escalating financial, reputational, operational, and compliance costs, has led to an emerging focus on information security. Since these threats can’t be eliminated entirely, businesses need to proactively manage their assets in order to reduce risk. Implementing a compliant Information Security Management System (ISMS) is key to doing so, whether aligned to ISO 27001, NIST, ASD-ISM or another standard. However, on-going maintenance is needed to effectively reduce risk, maintain compliance and protect your assets. This is where information security audits can really help your business.

Content Security's information security audits help you refine the protection of your information assets, keeping your ISMS safe, efficient and secure

Performing regular audits at planned intervals will help verify how your ISMS is working and furthermore, will assist in identifying if your organisation’s security goals are being met in a productive, compliant manner. In addition, an information security audit will:

  • Identify whether your information security controls are suitable for your organisation’s context and unique InfoSec risks.
  • Clarify if your ISMS implementation was done effectively and moreover, if it is being sufficiently maintained as per ISO 27001 or other compliance requirements.
  • Determine if your business is taking a defined, risk-based approach with updated policies and standards that have been communicated to employees and external parties.

Effective ISMS helps ensure business processes, policies and workforce behaviours are focused on a common goal:

Safeguarding your organisation's information assets from security breaches, and protecting your business when they do occur

While a key part of minimising risk to assets and mitigating security threats, some still struggle with defining what an Information Security Management System really is...

An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is not a system in itself, rather, it is a structured and systematic approach to managing your organisation’s information security. In short, it refers to the overarching processes, procedure and controls in place to protect your valuable assets.

We’re able to assist with the development and implementation of a compliant ISMS, helping to map your information security to internationally recognised standards and your unique business goals.

Continually refining information security is the key to protecting your company and customer data

Content Security's auditor will review the effectiveness of your information security controls and help you determine which areas need prioritisation

Our experienced auditor will explore and evaluate if:

  • There is adequate leadership support and commitment to information security.
  • Your organisation’s information security risk management process is formalised, well communicated and aligned with your unique business risk profile.
  • Information security controls are documented, evolved and continuously monitored and improved.
  • Security policies and standards are formalised and  reflecting the environment.
  • The aforementioned policies and standards are communicated with employees in a meaningful, relevant way.
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Mapping to internationally recognised information security standards, our audits are essential for the on-going maintenance of your ISMS

So, how do we conduct our audits?

Documentation Review and Internal Interviews

In addition to reviewing your internal business documentation, our Internal Auditor will conduct interviews with the relevant subject matter experts (SMEs) to gain contextualised knowledge on your information security activities.

Examining your control implementation

After that, our Auditor will examine the relevant policies, standards and procedures based on the pre-agreed audit plan. As part of this process, our Auditor will perform a walkthrough of selected processes, confirming the existence of the designed controls and where possible, the effectiveness of their implementation.

Highlighting areas of non-conformity

All audit observations will be thoroughly documented and the results of our observations and/or non-conformities will be highlighted. Any high-risk observations, or those that would result in major non-conformities will be reported to your organisation immediately.

Detailed Executive Level Reporting

Our detailed audit reports provide your management team with a clearer picture on the state of the organisation’s ISMS. Helping the team to understand the effectiveness of the ISMS, our Auditor highlights major and minor non-conformities, conformities, areas for potential improvement and those to be revisited in the next review.

Our team is filled with seasoned professionals, each brandishing a myriad of industry certifications

We proudly validate our stance as a leading security advisory firm by continually gaining the necessary credentials to keep our clients, and ourselves secure

We are a qualified ISO 27001 lead auditor and implementer. Our team not only maintains our own Information Security Management System (ISMS), but assist clients with establishing their ISMS frameworks, customised with suitable measures to protect their crown jewels, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

For more information please contact our cybersecurity professionals today.